When can I plant Plectranthus in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's a good idea to plant plectranthus in Zone 2a by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Plectranthus

Frost tolerance for plectranthus: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Plectranthus require warm weather which means that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant plectranthus
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant plectranthus
Probably not a good time to plant plectranthus

The earliest that you can plant plectranthus in Zone 2a is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant plectranthus and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your plectranthus may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your plectranthus indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 2a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -50°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your plectranthus in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-50°F
Highest Expected Low-45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2a.